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Inside the Mind of a Pinball Wizard

Aug 18, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by SALAZAR

Robert Gagno is one of the world's best pinball players. He can talk at length about the minute details of pinball, and the level of precision needed to play on all styles of games. He also has autism, diagnosed by the time he was three years old. "I want to become a legend," he says in this portrait documentary by SALAZAR. "I think you have to have a natural passion for a certain thing if you want to get good at something." Gagno has a passion for pinball, and the film follows him as he rises up the ranks of the international circuit.

The filmmakers are launching a crowd-funding campaign in early September to turn Gagno's story into a feature-length documentary. For more information, visit the film's website and Facebook page.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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